Yesterday was very productive. I got in 40 minute fast walk (3.6 mph) on the treadmill; one of these days I'll actually begin jogging. Probably sooner rather than later. Laundry was done. Work was done on the big tank. The plants I ordered seem to have survived and are growing. Pics coming soon. Temps in the area are supposed to hit the mid-fifties, with rain and wind this afternoon.
I still haven't heard from the insurance adjuster. When I called the repair shop, I was told they were booked up until March just to give estimates. Son of a bitch.
There's a special package arriving tomorrow. Good thing it's my day off from work. Pics or video coming soon.
And, I went to see Death on the Nile last evening. I liked it... kind of. After all the shit about Armie Hammer's personal life came out, you know the bloody biting, the cannibalism, the violence... well, every time he was on screen I cringed a little. As for the movie. I'd read the novel a long, long time ago and while all the details didn't float to the top of my head, I remembered who the killer was so it really wasn't so much of a 'who done it' for me. Instead, I thought about Christie. Mysteries have changed since the book was written, back in 1937. When I read it, about 40 or so years ago, I was wowed. Watching it last night I thought, wow, that's a bit contrived. So much of the plot relied on happenstance: this person just happened to see this, and this person just happened to see that, and this person just happened to put things together before Perot. Also, there was a black and white prologue and a finale that I'm sure has Christie spinning in grave. No spoilers.
Look forward to seeing all of the pics and or videos. I surely hope cooler heads prevail with the Ukraine because we really don't need a war. But I am not optimistic.ReplyDelete
I'm not optimistic either. Putin will totally disregard human suffering to get what he wants, except it will not be what he expects.Delete
Oh, you know Vlad wants his tiny grubby hands on Ukraine. Dictators do not like democracies and love flexing their power. Uncle Joe was right when he talked about the false flags and will probably be right about whatever decisions are made about that invasion.ReplyDelete
And yay! Waiting for the tank pics! Love fishes.
About DOTN: I LOVED that book when I read it. I think I've seen an adaptation, maybe on tv? (Or was it The Mousetrap??) in any case, I wanted to see it, but now I'm on the fence.
You know what I wanna go see? Cyrano, with Peter Dinklage.
The made a film back in 1978, that I probably saw but don't remember. Dinklage kind of flipped out dwarves because of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. He saw a different movie than I did.Delete
I have stock in Raytheon for times like this ;).ReplyDelete
Raytheon? I didn't know they were still in business.Delete
I'll have to add Death on the Nile to my watch list. I was a BIG Agatha Christie reader when I was a young girl - she really was so, so talented, wasn't she! (I don't remember who the killer was so don't tell me. I always reckoned in the Miss Marple series it had to be Miss Marple herself because death just followed her around like flies to a dung heap)!ReplyDelete
Back when I was in the Navy, her books were sold in the Subic Bay Navy store and I think I read every single one of them.Delete
I LOVE all the Agatha Christie shows, like Marple and Poirot on PBS and the movies. I probably won't see this. I'm in love with the original too much, with the greats of Peter Ustinov, Bette Davis, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury and Maggie Smith. I hope they never get slick and do a reboot of Evil Under the Sun. No cast would come near that one today. And the reboot of the Orient Express didn't impress me.ReplyDelete
I agree completely! Ingrid Bergman won her last Oscar for Orient Express... such a great movie!Delete
I'm so far behind catching up on your prolific Blogging! Putin could care less about a Bloodbath because he's been a craven Murderer for so long it doesn't Move him how many Die. In fact, he will have a Laundry List of who he wants Offed so that they don't offer up any more resistance, that's how he handles his Enemies and Frenemies.ReplyDelete